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2023 Webster Library Exhibitions

re* an exhibition of works by artist Amin Rehman on display at Webster Library

A collage including a woman seen shoulders up from behind, holding her hair with her right hand in a raised bun. To the right a vertical red rectangle. Center right there is a graphic representation of a fish overlayed over the other elements. There is text on the right of the image

Amin Rehman, My father, 2021, Mixed media on paper 11"x17".

March 30 – June 1, 2023

Webster Library, vitrines on LB-2

Curated by: Manar Abo Touk, Lorraine Doucet Sisto, and Varda Nisar

This exhibition took place at the Concordia University Webster Library and FOFA Art Gallery on unceded Kanien'kehá:ka traditional territory, re* was part of the Worlding Public Cultures 2023 Tiohtià:ke/Montreal colloquium.

re* allowed for the possibilities to unlearn and relearn the diverse world-making practices that continue to exist and thrive, despite colonial attempts to eradicate them under the guise of progress.

The exhibition was conceived as a critical and collective reflection on the themes of worlding and world-making. We understand world-making as an endeavor that creates life, cosmos, heaven and earth; a sacred act contributing to the pluriversality of modes of being; a practice that has always guarded itself against the worlding desires of colonial, heteronormative and patriarchal modes of being.

re* offered a counterpoint to colonial histories and archival practices. The artworks included in the exhibition reimagined and redefined ideas around time, space, land and languages. The works of artists rudi aker, Pansee Atta, Amin Rehman, and Swapnaa Tamhane foreground different possibilities for reclaiming languages and histories, resisting and refuting imposed geographies, and reframing pasts and futures.

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